Saint Mary's College of California Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, Saint Marys College of California is ranked in the top 5 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a Roman Catholic university based in Moraga, Calif. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

64th

20 Year Net ROI 

$561,000

Annual ROI 

6.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$222,000

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College Salary Report

59th

Early Career Salary 

$51,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$101,000

% High Meaning 

42.0%

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Saint Mary's College of California Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Demand Planner
2 salaries
$88,500  
   
Business Operations Manager
2 salaries
$98,500  
Information Management Specialist
2 salaries
$108,100  
Account Executive
2 salaries
$83,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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About This School

1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94556

3,055

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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5 %

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Industry

SMC alumni can most commonly be found in the financial services industry, the software services industry, and the banking industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. IT consulting is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from SMC make an average of $70K.

Gender

After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes approximately $67K where the average male graduate hauls home $80K.

Jobs

Among SMC alumni, those working as Information Management Specialists report the highest median pay of around $108K, followed by Business Operations Managers ($99K), and Demand Planners (about $89K). Account Executives face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $84K.

Locations

San Francisco, Calif. is a hot spot for SMC alum. With a median salary of approximately $121K, Los Angeles, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among SMC grads. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by SMC alumni is Sacramento, Calif., where earnings average $46K. In addition, SMC grads flock to neighboring San Ramon, Calif. as well as Walnut Creek, Calif.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for SMC grads with a B.A. in Business Administration (average earnings climb to $147K per year). A B.A. in Communication commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $59K.

Skills

For former Gaels, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 62 percent more than other alumni salaries. SMC grads are usually competent in Project Management, and roughly a fourth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of alumni are given health coverage, and most survey participants accept dental insurance. A large number of former students participate in a 401(k) program. Saint Marys College of California alumni are also on the receiving end of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Median pay for California Lutheran University grads is $69K, making their salaries most similar to those of SMC grads. Other schools similar to SMC include Santa Clara University, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Antioch University-Los Angeles.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1520 1820
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Saint Mary's College of California

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %
Salary
$40,851 - $97,318
Salary
$46,369 - $114,000
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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